The evidence draws on detailed studies by Forest Peoples Programme which reveal a systematic failure of the effectiveness of World Bank projects and policies to protect the rights and improve the livelihoods of forest peoples.
Consultation and feasibility study.
The conflict between conventional conservation strategies and indigenous conservation systems: the case study of Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The research at hand was carried out with the aim of exploring issues surrounding conservation and the rights of the Maasai pastoralists in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA).
The Khomani San of South AfricaThe San peoples of South Africa have over the past century been decimated to the point of virtual extinction. Those that survived were driven off their traditional land, and forced to exist alongside the more powerful and dominant cultures of pastoralists and colonial landowners. Fewer and fewer San practised their ancient culture, and as a group they and their lifestyle became a thing of memory, as the San lost touch with the Kalahari wilderness.
The impact of (forest) nature conservation on indigenous peoples: the Batwa of south-western Uganda. A case study of the Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Conservation Trust.This study analyses the conflicts between wildlife and nature conversation and indigenous Batwa peoples in the Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks, Uganda. Under its Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank granted US $4.3 million in May 1991 to establish a trust fund in Uganda.
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Africa possesses an enormous diversity of forest ecosystems – from Mali to South Africa – all of which are at risk of degradation. The impacts are both local (ecological and social) and global as they affect climate change and hasten the loss of biodiversity. This book analyses the root causes of these threats and recounts the struggles by local people to protect and use these forests adequately.
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